Bob Crowley Biography

Birth Place: Cork, IRELAND
Gender: Male

Recent Productions: Don Carlos (MET, NY) Love Never Dies (Adelphi, London).



Bob Crowley has designed over twenty productions for the National Theatre, including most recently: The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, and Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), The History Boys (Broadway - Tony Award), His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, plus more than twenty-five productions for the RSC, including: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets, for which he won an Olivier Award. For the Donmar Warehouse - Into the Woods and Orpheus Descending.



Other credits include: Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), Don Carlos and La Traviata (ROH), The Magic Flute (ENO) The Cunning Little Vixen (Châtelet), The Coast of Utopia and Carousel (Lincoln Center Theater, New York - Tony Award for both), The Seagull (Public Theatre New York), Paul Simon's The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success, Disney's Aida (Broadway - Tony Award for the latter) and Tarzan for Disney which he also directed (Broadway, Germany & The Netherlands), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour & Broadway - Tony Award) and The Year of Magical Thinking (Broadway & NT).



His film work includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood starring Jeremy Irons and Alec Guinness, Suddenly Last Summer directed by Richard Eyre and starring Maggie Smith for the BBC, plus Costume Design for the film of The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. Future Credits include: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ROH).



He is a recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and in March was presented with the 2009 Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York.

Bob Crowley Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
Bob Crowley, The Audience
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Set Design
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Special Citations
Bob Crowley
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Crowley, The Audience
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Set Design
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Audience
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, Skylight
 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Set Design
Bob CrowleyOnce
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Bob Crowley, Aladdin
 
The Hewes Awards - 2014 - Hewes Design Award
Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Design
Bob Crowley
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Costume Design
Bob CrowleyThe Audience
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Bob Crowley, Once
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, Once
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Once
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Love Never Dies
Bob Crowley, Love Never Dies
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - XL Video Award for Best Design
Bob Crowley, Love Never Dies
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Costume Design (Resident Equity)
Bob CrowleyMary poppins
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Scenic Design (Resident Equity)
Bob CrowleyMary poppins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Set Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Coast of Utopia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Set Design
Bob Crowley, The Coast of Utopia
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
The Hewes Awards - 2007 - Special Achievement in Design
Bob Crowley, The Coast of Utopia
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Coast of Utopia
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The History Boys
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2005 - Best Designer
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Set Design
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Set Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Invention of Love
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Costume Designer
Bob CrowleyCressida
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, The Invention of Love
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, The Invention of Love
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Aida
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, Aida
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Crowley, The Iceman Cometh
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, The Iceman Cometh
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, The Iceman Cometh
Bob Crowley , Twelfth Night
Bob Crowley, The Capeman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Set Design
Bob Crowley, Hapgood
Bob Crowley, Hapgood
Bob Crowley, Carousel
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Scenic Design
Bob Crowley, Carousel
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Costume Designer
Bob Crowley, Carousel
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Set Designer
Bob Crowley, Carousel
Bob CrowleyWhen She Danced
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Designer of the Year
Bob CrowleyMa Rainey's Black Bottom
Bob CrowleyA Penny For A Song
Bob CrowleyMacbeth
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Costume Design
Bob Crowley, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Scenic Design
Bob Crowley , Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Designer of the Year
Bob CrowleyAs You Like It
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Designer of the Year
Bob CrowleyLes Liaisons Dangereuses
Bob CrowleyThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - De
Bob CrowleyLove's Labours Lost
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Designer of the Year
Bob CrowleyHenry V